Water CS inspected Marsabit Water Supply Project, Marsabit Treatment Plant and Bakuli Dam in Marsabit County. Photo/Courtesy

Water and Sanitation CS Alice Wahome’s convoy was on Friday caught up in a shootout between cattle rustlers and KWS officers in Marsabit. The CS was in the county to inspect a water and sewerage system project.

Wahome had just concluded inspecting the construction of Bakuli Dam near Marsabit Forest when her convoy suddenly ran into a shootout.

The bandits had reportedly killed an elderly herder at the Marsabit Catholic Shrine area in Saku sub-county before driving away 100 goats and 135 cattle which were later recovered by the police.

The bandits later escaped into Marsabit Forest where they bumped into KWS officers. A shootout ensued, leading to the injury of one of the bandits who escaped with gunshot wounds.

The CS was evacuated safely from the scene and later preceded with her journey to Marsabit Police Station where she took a flight.

“I am safe and now on my last visit in Othaya,” she tweeted as soon as she was out of the scene of gun battles

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